Birth Announcement

December 18, 2007

“…you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21

One type of letter we often get in our household is a birth announcement–someone announcing the birth of a child—a wonderful time of celebration and excitement. But when Jesus Christ was born, the ultimate birth announcement came straight from heaven when God, through His angels, said, “Today in the city of David has been born for you a savior who is Christ the Lord.”

You may ask, “Why do I need a Savior?”

God’s Word is clear that we need a Savior because all of us sin, and in the process, find ourselves separated from God. If we die separated, that means hell…and that’s bad news. But Christmas is about good news, because Christ came to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be forgiven and made right with God. For those who believe, He saves us from sin and, ultimately, hell…and that’s pretty important.

As you rush around getting ready for Christmas, remember why He came and believe it. That’s the key to having a Merry Christmas.